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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782392/collagen-biomarkers-predict-new-onset-of-hypertension-in-normotensive-participants-the-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis
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Daniel A Duprez, Myron D Gross, Joachim H Ix, Jorge R Kizer, Russell P Tracy, Steven Shea, David R Jacobs
OBJECTIVE: Vascular remodeling associated with increased extracellular matrix (ECM) may precede hypertension. Procollagen type III N-terminal propeptide (PIIINP) and collagen type I carboxy-terminal telopeptide (ICTP) reflect collagen turnover and are important in ECM remodeling. PIIINP and ICTP are increased in cardiovascular diseases (CVD). We hypothesized that PIIINP and ICTP among normotensives predict incident hypertension. METHODS: We included 1252 Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis participants with mean age 58...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782289/-the-effect-of-changing-of-conventional-antihypertensive-therapy-to-a-triple-fixed-combination-therapy-with-rosuvastatin-in-high-cardiovascular-risk-patients
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F T Ageev, Z N Blankova, N S Samsonova
BACKGROUND: The low efficiency of recommended therapy for reducing cardiovascular risk (CV) in patients with arterial hypertension even with an effective blood pressure decrease is often due to the persistence of high blood cholesterol and arterial stiffness. Among the effective ways to achieve the goal of therapy is considered the changing to a single-pill combinations (SPCs) of two antihypertensive drugs and statin. AIM: To assess influence of fixed combination consisted of amlodipine, lisinopril and rosuvastatin to the dynamic of lipid spectrum, blood pressure level and elastic properties of arteries in patients with arterial hypertension and high risk of cardio-vascular complications being transferred from their preceding antihypertensive therapy...
2018: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775917/difficulties-in-interpretation-when-assessing-prolonged-and-subacute-exposure-to-the-toxic-effects-of-chlorine
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Marek Wiergowski, Ireneusz Sołtyszewski, Jacek Sein Anand, Michał Kaliszan, Jolanta Anita Wilmanowska, Zbigniew Jankowski, Marcin Łukasik
The purpose of this study was a toxicological interpretation of exposure to chlorine with unusual course. Medical, clinical and court records, as well as reviews of the literature, served as the basis for this interpretation. The first case of poisoning concerns a 52-year-old man who for a short time (probably several hours), during the industrial cleaning of facilities with sodium hypochlorite, was exposed to chlorine in a presumed high concentration. The man was obese and suffered from hypertension and moderate atherosclerosis, and therefore could be more susceptible to the toxic effects of chlorine...
May 8, 2018: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770164/aquaporin-membrane-channels-in-oxidative-stress-cell-signaling-and-aging-recent-advances-and-research-trends
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REVIEW
Grazia Tamma, Giovanna Valenti, Elena Grossini, Sandra Donnini, Angela Marino, Raul A Marinelli, Giuseppe Calamita
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are produced as a result of aerobic metabolism and as by-products through numerous physiological and biochemical processes. While ROS-dependent modifications are fundamental in transducing intracellular signals controlling pleiotropic functions, imbalanced ROS can cause oxidative damage, eventually leading to many chronic diseases. Moreover, increased ROS and reduced nitric oxide (NO) bioavailability are main key factors in dysfunctions underlying aging, frailty, hypertension, and atherosclerosis...
2018: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768320/monocyte-chemoattractant-protein-1-as-a-predictor-of-coronary-atherosclerosis-in-patients-receiving-coronary-angiography
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Simon A Mahler, Thomas C Register, Robert F Riley, Ralph B D'Agostino, Jason P Stopyra, Chadwick D Miller
BACKGROUND: Animal studies suggest that monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) is a promising biomarker for coronary artery atherosclerosis (CAA), but human studies have been inconclusive. OBJECTIVE: To determine potential relationships between plasma MCP-1 and CAA in patients with acute chest pain. METHODS: A secondary analysis of 150 patients enrolled in emergency department chest pain risk stratification clinical investigations was conducted...
June 2018: Critical Pathways in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766804/cyclophilin-a-a-predictive-biomarker-of-carotid-stenosis-in-cerebral-ischemic-stroke
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Chen-Shu Chang, Shih-Li Su, Chen-Ling Kuo, Ching-Shan Huang, Wan-Min Tseng, Song-Shei Lin, Chin-San Liu
BACKGROUND: Cyclophilin A plays a pathogenic role in the development and progression of atherosclerosis, which can be assessed by measuring carotid intima-media thickness. The primary aim of this study was to examine the interaction between plasma Cyclophilin A level and carotid intima-media thickness in patients with acute ischemic stroke. METHOD: Plasma concentration of Cyclophilin A was measured on admission in 66 consecutive patients who had been hospitalized for acute cerebral stroke and in 52 case-control subjects without a history of acute stroke...
May 16, 2018: Current Neurovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763593/midlife-vascular-risk-factors-and-midlife-cognitive-status-in-relation-to-prevalence-of-mild-cognitive-impairment-and-dementia-in-later-life-the-atherosclerosis-risk-in-communities-study
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David S Knopman, Rebecca F Gottesman, A Richey Sharrett, Amanda L Tapia, Sonia DavisThomas, B Gwen Windham, Laura Coker, Andrea L C Schneider, Alvaro Alonso, Josef Coresh, Marilyn S Albert, Thomas H Mosley
INTRODUCTION: The interplay between midlife vascular risk factors and midlife cognitive function with later life mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and dementia (DEM) is not well understood. METHODS: In the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study, cardiovascular risk factors and cognition were assessed in midlife, ages 45-64 years. In 2011-2013, 20-25 years later, all consenting Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities participants underwent a cognitive and neurological evaluation and were given adjudicated diagnoses of cognitively normal, MCI, or DEM...
May 12, 2018: Alzheimer's & Dementia: the Journal of the Alzheimer's Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761548/variation-of-carotid-intima-media-thickness-with-body-mass-index-in-healthy-adults-of-black-african-descent
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Adesola Abiodun Asaleye, Kolawole Thomas Braimoh, Olalekan Ibukun Oyinloye, Christianah Mopelola Asaleye, Adeleye Dorcas Omisore
OBJECTIVES: Studies have shown that common carotid intima media thickness (CIMT) measured by B-mode sonography increases with body mass index (BMI) among subjects with cardiovascular diseases in different populations. However, association of body fat and subclinical atherosclerosis in the absence of these cardiovascular diseases is understudied. We aimed to evaluate the correlation between BMI and CIMT in a healthy adult population of black African ancestry. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional prospective study in 300 consecutive apparently healthy subjects aged 18 to 70 years without history of hypertension, dyslipidemia, diabetes mellitus, and renal disease...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761090/the-role-of-vascular-calcification-in-heart-failure-and-cognitive-decline
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REVIEW
Hao-Min Cheng, Jiun-Jr Wang, Chen-Huan Chen
Vascular calcification is heterogeneous and triggered by multiple mechanisms. It has been implicated in the development of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) and cognitive function impairment. Understanding the pathophysiology of vascular calcification may help us improve the management of HFpEF, atherosclerosis, accelerated arterial stiffness, hypertension, and cognitive dysfunction. Currently, there are no effective strategies for treating accelerated arterial stiffness. This may indicate that once arterial stiffness or vascular calcification has developed, it may be less likely to stop the ongoing pathophysiology...
March 2018: Pulse (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755836/vitamin-d-deficiency-and-degree-of-coronary-artery-luminal-stenosis-in-women-undergoing-coronary-angiography-a-prospective-observational-study
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Chris Morgan, Andreas Kyvernitakis, Roy Cho, Orestis Pappas, Karthikeyan Ranganathan, Michael R Fischer, Venkatraman Srinivasan
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Low serum 25-OH D levels are associated with increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Recent studies have linked 25-OH D deficiency with the presence of CAD. Women, especially post-menopausal, tend to suffer from accelerated atherosclerosis, along with vitamin D deficiency. In the present study we sought to investigate whether there is a direct association of coronary artery luminal stenosis with 25-OH D deficiency in women. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We enrolled women aged >40 who were scheduled to undergo elective coronary angiography between 3/2011 and 10/2016 in a prospective observational study...
2018: American Journal of Cardiovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753425/-the-contribution-of-systematic-implementation-of-cardiovascular-explorations-for-the-detection-of-cardiac-sources-of-embolism-in-patients-with-stroke-about-230-patients
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A Hadi, L Bendriss, A Khatouri
OBJECTIVES: Ischemic stroke are estimated at 80% of all strokes. Embolism of cardiac origin accounts for around 20% of them. The aim of our study is to report the contribution of cardiovascular investigations performed as a routine during the evaluation of patients with ischemic stroke. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This is a retrospective study of ischemic stroke cases collated in Cardiology department of the military hospital of Marrakech between January 2010 and December 2014...
May 9, 2018: Annales de Cardiologie et D'angéiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753405/cardiovascular-disease-risk-in-children-with-kidney-disease
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REVIEW
Christine B Sethna, Kumail Merchant, Abigail Reyes
Cardiovascular disease is a major cause of death in individuals diagnosed with kidney disease during childhood. Children with kidney disease often incur a significant cardiovascular burden that leads to increased risk for cardiovascular disease. Evidence has shown that children with kidney disease, including chronic kidney disease, dialysis, kidney transplantation, and nephrotic syndrome, develop abnormalities in cardiovascular markers such as hypertension, dyslipidemia, left ventricular hypertrophy, left ventricular dysfunction, atherosclerosis, and aortic stiffness...
May 2018: Seminars in Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753230/nebivolol-prevents-vascular-oxidative-stress-and-hypertension-in-rats-chronically-treated-with-ethanol
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Gabriel T do Vale, Janaina A Simplicio, Natália A Gonzaga, Rodrigo Yokota, Amanda A Ribeiro, Dulce E Casarini, Bruno S de Martinis, Carlos R Tirapelli
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Chronic ethanol consumption is associated with hypertension and atherosclerosis. Vascular oxidative stress is described as an important mechanism whereby ethanol predisposes to atherosclerosis. We hypothesized that nebivolol would prevent ethanol-induced hypertension and vascular oxidative stress. METHODS: Male Wistar rats were treated with ethanol 20% (vol./vol.) or nebivolol (10 mg/kg/day, p. o., gavage), a selective β1 -adrenergic receptor antagonist...
April 30, 2018: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749361/risk-factors-for-ruptured-intracranial-aneurysms
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Guang-Xian Wang, Dong Zhang, Zhi-Ping Wang, Liu-Qing Yang, Hua Yang, Wen Li
Background & objectives: The treatment of unruptured intracranial aneurysms (IAs) remains controversial; the ability to predict the risk of rupture for an aneurysm would be of clinical value. The aim of this study was to determine and evaluate the predictive value of the risk factors of IA rupture. Methods: This retrospective study involved 379 consecutive patients with 441 aneurysms between August 2011 and July 2014. Based on clinical data and computed tomography angiography findings, the potential of risk factors to predict the aneurysmal rupture was assessed using statistical methods...
January 2018: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748857/dynamic-of-changes-in-coronary-artery-calcification-in-early-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-over-18-months
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Helen V Udachkina, Diana S Novikova, Tatiana V Popkova, Irina G Kirillova, Evgenia I Markelova
The coronary artery calcification (CAC) progression may be useful noninvasive predictor of future cardiovascular events (CVE). The progression rate of CAC in patients with early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is poorly understood. To assess the dynamic of CAC scores in early RA patients for 18 months, 74 RA adult patients (ACR/EULAR criteria, 2010, duration ≤ 12 months, with moderate/high RA activity, without prior administration of disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs or glucocorticoids) were enrolled within the framework of the observational study: women 73%, median age 56 years, median RA duration 6 months, median DAS28[ESR] 5...
May 11, 2018: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748594/reassessing-endothelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-in-cardiovascular-diseases
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REVIEW
Yan Li, Kathy O Lui, Bin Zhou
Endothelial cells and mesenchymal cells are two different cell types with distinct morphologies, phenotypes, functions, and gene profiles. Accumulating evidence, notably from lineage-tracing studies, indicates that the two cell types convert into each other during cardiovascular development and pathogenesis. During heart development, endothelial cells transdifferentiate into mesenchymal cells in the endocardial cushion through endothelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EndoMT), a process that is critical for the formation of cardiac valves...
May 10, 2018: Nature Reviews. Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748187/complete-and-partial-lcat-deficiency-are-differentially-associated-with-atherosclerosis
#17
Federico Oldoni, Damiano Baldassarre, Samuala Castelnuovo, Alice Ossoli, Mauro Amato, Julian van Capelleveen, G Kees Hovingh, Eric de Groot, Andrea Bochem, Sara Simonelli, Simone Barbieri, Fabrizio Veglia, Guido Franceschini, Jan Albert Kuivenhoven, Adriaan G Holleboom, Laura Calabresi
Background -Lecithin:cholesterol acyltransferase (LCAT) is the sole enzyme that esterifies cholesterol in plasma. Its role in the supposed protection from atherogenesis remains unclear since mutations in LCAT causing Fish-Eye Disease (FED) or Familial LCAT Deficiency (FLD) have been reported to be associated with more or instead less carotid atherosclerosis, respectively. This discrepancy may be associated with the loss of cholesterol esterification on only apolipoprotein (apo) A-I (FED) or on both apoA-I and apoB-containing lipoproteins (FLD), an aspect that has thus far not been investigated...
May 10, 2018: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739796/prevalence-of-carotid-plaque-in-a-63-to-65-year-old-norwegian-cohort-from-the-general-population-the-ace-akershus-cardiac-examination-1950-study
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Håkon Ihle-Hansen, Thea Vigen, Hege Ihle-Hansen, Ole Morten Rønning, Trygve Berge, Bente Thommessen, Magnus Nakrem Lyngbakken, Eivind Bjørkan Orstad, Steve Enger, Ståle Nygård, Helge Røsjø, Arnljot Tveit
BACKGROUND: New data on extracranial carotid atherosclerosis are needed, as improved ultrasound techniques may detect more atherosclerosis, the definition of plaque has changed over the years, and better cardiovascular risk control in the population may have changed patterns of carotid arterial wall disease and actual prevalence of established cardiovascular disease. We investigated the prevalence of atherosclerotic carotid plaques and carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT) and their relation to cardiovascular risk factors in a middle-aged cohort from the general population...
May 8, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29737876/microrna-221-222-expression-in-atherosclerotic-coronary-artery-plaque-and-peripheral-blood
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Aslıhan Esra Bildirici, Serdal Arslan, Nil Özbilüm Şahin, Öcal Berkan, Osman Beton, Mehmet Birhan Yılmaz
BACKGROUND: Atherosclerosis is a disease of the arterial wall with predilection to some sites on others. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of the non-coding RNAs regulating the target gene expression at post-transcriptional level. Different miRNAs were found at distinct stages of plaque development and expression of miRNAs' might play an important role in the local behaviour of atherosclerotic plaques. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to investigate and compare mirR-221/222 expression levels in tissues and in circulation in patients with and without overt atherosclerosis...
May 8, 2018: Biomarkers: Biochemical Indicators of Exposure, Response, and Susceptibility to Chemicals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29737265/nanoparticle-based-treatment-for-cardiovascular-diseases
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Rahul Dev Jayant, Purnima Gupta, Evelyn Garcia, Amrita Sarkar, Sumit Kapoor, Khadija Rafiq, Hitendra S Chand, Madhavan Nair
Nanotechnology has gained increased attention for delivering therapeutic agents effectively to the cardiovascular system. Heart targeted nanocarrier based drug delivery is a new, effective and efficacious approach for treating various cardiac related disorders such as atherosclerosis, hypertension, and myocardial infarction . Nanocarrier based drug delivery system circumvents the problems associated with conventional drug delivery systems, including their non-specificity, severe side effects and damage to the normal cells...
May 7, 2018: Cardiovascular & Hematological Disorders Drug Targets
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